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February 5, 2014

Big 12 recruiting breakdown

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KANSAS

National rankings (Rivals 55; Scout 62).

Best in class: Traevohn Wrench, rb, Gardner, Kan.

Best of the rest: Jacob Bragg, ol, Nacogdoches, Texas; Kyron Watson, lb, East St. Louis, Ill.; D.J. Williams, dl, Lufkin, Texas; Derrick Neal, wr, Dallas.

Late addition: Corey Avery, rb, Dallas, who picked Kansas this past week after visiting Nebraska and considering Ohio State, LSU and Texas.

One that got away: Austin Stevens, dl, Montclair, N.J., committed to Kansas in September and switched his pledge to Boston College in December.

NOTE: Kansas invested heavily in football hotbeds Texas (11 players) and Florida (four), while picking up three in-state recruits. But as evidence of the lengths Weis was going to secure talent, he also lured prospects from six other states and Canada.

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KANSAS STATE

National rankings (Rivals 46; Scout 57)

Best in class: D'Vonta Derricott, lb, Henrico, Va.

Best of the rest: Terrell Clinkscales, dt, Maywood, Ill.; Dalvin Warmack, rb, Blue Springs, Mo.; Dalton Risner, ol, Wiggins, Colo.; Elijah Lee, lb, Blue Springs, Mo.

Late addition: Isaiah Riddle, lb, Newnan, Ga., picked the Wildcats on signing day over Memphis and Louisville despite never visiting the school.

One that got away: Aaron Sharp, qb, Humble, Texas, who committed to Kansas State last July but switched to UCLA in January.

NOTE: The Wildcats hope Derricott and Clinkscales fill two of the biggest holes. Derricott was courted by nearly every Big 12 school while Clinkscales switched his commitment from Nebraska.

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OKLAHOMA

National rankings (Rivals 15; Scout 13).

Best in class: Joe Mixon, rb, Oakley, Calif.

Best of the rest: Mark Andrews, wr, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Alex Dalton, ol, Troy, Ohio; Samaje Perine, rb, Pflugerville, Texas; Dallis Todd, wr, La Mirada, Calif.; Steven Parker, db, Jenks, Okla.

Late addition: Orlando Brown, ot, Duluth, Ga.

NOTE: Coach Bob Stoops called this one of his best classes. He said the win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl helped close out several recruits.

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